privacy statement (version January, 1 2022)
Article 1 - general
VriezenLegal respects your personal data and ensures that the personal information that is provided to VriezenLegal or otherwise obtained by VriezenLegal is treated confidentially. Personal data includes all information about a person. Also data that indirectly tell something about someone are personal data. The following is an implementation of the information obligation of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) to the person(s) whose personal data VriezenLegal processes.
Article 2 - controller and communication
VriezenLegal processes personal data in order to provide services, to improve services and to communicate personally with you as a data subject. For questions or remarks about the processing of your personal data and this privacy statement, please contact:
Article 3 - purpose of data processing
VriezenLegal processes the personal data mentioned in article 4 exclusively for the purposes mentioned below:
- providing legal services, including the execution of an agreement and conducting (legal) proceedings;
- collecting declarations;
- advice, mediation and referral;
- comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
- marketing and communication activities;
- recruitment and selection (job application).
Article 4 - what personal data are processed?
VriezenLegal processes the following personal data for the purpose of providing its services or that have been provided by the data subject on his or her own initiative:
- personal data, such as for example name, address, place of residence, date of birth, gender and marital status;
- contact details, such as postal address, e-mail address and telephone number;
- financial data, such as bank account number;
- any other relevant information, whether personal or not, which is necessary for the provision of legal services.
VriezenLegal processes the personal data referred to above, because they have been provided by you as a data subject on your own initiative, or have been obtained within the framework of the provision of services, or have been communicated to VriezenLegal by third parties, including counterparties, or have become known from public sources.
Article 5 - basis of processing personal data
VriezenLegal processes the above-mentioned personal data only on the basis of the following grounds as referred to in Article 6 of the GDPR:
- legal obligation;
- execution of an agreement;
- consent obtained from data subject(s);
- justified interest.
Article 6 - sharing of personal data with third parties
VriezenLegal will share your personal data with third parties only to the extent necessary to provide services in accordance with the above-mentioned purposes. This includes, for example, the observation of the practice by another lawyer, the performance of an expert examination or the engagement of another third party on behalf of and by order of VriezenLegal, such as an IT supplier, but also the provision of your personal data in connection with (legal) proceedings or correspondence with the opposing party.
In addition, VriezenLegal may provide personal data to a third party, such as a supervisory authority or another body entrusted with public authority, insofar as there is a statutory obligation to do so.
A processor's agreement will be concluded with the third party that processes your personal data on behalf and on the instructions of VriezenLegal, which third party will also be obliged to comply with the GDPR. Third parties that are engaged by VriezenLegal and that offer services as processors are responsible for the (further) processing of your personal data and for complying with the GDPR. This includes, for example, an accountant, notary public, other third parties engaged for a second opinion or expert report.
Article 7 - security of personal data
VriezenLegal attaches great importance to the security and protection of your personal data and ensures, taking into account the state of the technique, appropriate technical and organisational measures to guarantee a security level appropriate to the risk. If VriezenLegal uses services of third parties, such as an IT-supplier, VriezenLegal will lay down the arrangements for adequate security measures in a processing agreement for the protection of personal data.
Article 8 - retention period of personal data
VriezenLegal shall not retain personal data for longer than necessary for the aforementioned purposes of data processing or as required by law or regulations.
Article 9 - privacy rights of data subjects
A request to inspect, correct, limit, oppose, transfer, delete your personal data or revoke previously granted permission can be submitted via the contact details below. You will receive further information from VriezenLegal within four weeks after receipt of your request.
There may be circumstances under which VriezenLegal cannot or cannot fully implement your request as a data subject. These include the confidentiality obligation of lawyers and statutory storage periods.
Please address your requests as referred to above to:
To ensure that VriezenLegal will provide the personal data in question to the correct person on the basis of your request, you will be asked to submit a copy of a valid passport, driver's licence or identity document with a screened passport photo and BSN number for verification. VriezenLegal will only deal with requests that relate to your own personal data.
Article 10 - use of social media
The website of VriezenLegal includes buttons and / or links to promote or share web pages on social (media) networks or websites of third parties, such as LinkedIn. VriezenLegal does not supervise and is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by and through such third parties. The use of such media is therefore at your own risk. Before you make use of these services of third parties, it is advisable to first read the privacy statement of these third parties.
Article 11 - statistics and cookies
VriezenLegal collects user data of the website for statistical purposes. The personal data collected in this way are in principle anonymous and will not be sold by VriezenLegal to third parties.
In order to increase the user friendliness of the website of VriezenLegal, so called 'cookies' are used. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit the website of VriezenLegal. You may refuse the use of these cookies at any time, although this may limit the functionality and ease of use of the website.
On the website of the Authority Consumer and Market (https://www.consuwijzer.nl/telecom-post/internet/privacy/uitleg-cookies) you can read more about cookies and how you can block or delete them.
On the website VriezenLegal offers a blog or forum that is freely accessible. All information that is placed on this can be read, collected and used by anyone, therefore any third party. A request to remove personal data from a blog or forum can be submitted via the contact details under 'privacy rights of data subjects'. In some cases VriezenLegal is not able to remove personal data from a blog or forum. In a response to your above-mentioned request, VriezenLegal will then indicate that it was not successful and also for what reason. If you as a data subject post personal data via an application of a third party (through social media), then that third party or the administrator of the application is the contact point for such requests for deletion or other privacy questions.
Article 12 - modification of privacy statement
VriezenLegal has the right to change the content of this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Adjustments to the privacy statement are published on the website of the law firm. Therefore, please consult our website regularly.